The newspaper Thursday published a lengthy report on Twitter “crushes” pages, on which local students are anonymously posting vulgar, often sexually explicit, comments about other students—and identifying their subjects by name. My guest today is Chris Smith, supervisor of technology services, who has done a great deal of work on protecting our network and educating our students about these threats.
I share my colleagues’ disgust at the content posted on Twitter “crushes” pages, as detailed in an investigation in today’s Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era. But I empathize with the conundrum technology presents to educators. My question is, do parents understand know what they can do?